Category Archives: Dead

Killed – Man (Philadelphia, PA)


Philadelphia Police are investigating a deadly shooting Monday afternoon in Frankford.

The incident was reported shortly after 3:30 p.m. at the 5100 block of Ditman Street.

Police say that a suspect walked up to a group of people and began firing into the crowd. A 19-year-old man was shot in the chest, lower back and right arm. He was rushed to Temple University Hospital by police, where he was later pronounced dead.

The suspect then left the scene in a stolen car and after crashing it, fled on foot.

Killed – Khaalid Boyd (Philadelphia, PA)


And on Monday, someone shot Khaalid Boyd, 19, of Fillmore Street near Mulberry in East Frankford, in the chest, back and arm about 3:30 p.m. a few blocks away on Ditman Street near Pratt. Boyd died from his injuries at Temple University Hospital nearly two hours later, police said.

Killed – Man (Bastrop, TX)


Jaquaious Bennett was being sought in connection with the shooting which happened around 3:20 p.m. Monday afternoon in the vicinity of N. Marable and Van. Bennett surrendered this morning and after being questioned about his involvement in the incident, was released. According to 4th District Assistant District Attorney Steve Sylvester, Bennett’s involvement ended with him being there.

“After questioning Mr. Bennett, we feel he had nothing to do with the shooting and, in turn, all charges against him have been dropped,” Sylvester said.

Elijahwan Johnson, who was arrested Tuesday afternoon on charges of attempted second degree murder and conspiracy in connection with the case with the charges being upgraded to second degree murder after the death of the victim, had his bond set at $500,000 Thursday morning. If he is convicted on the charge, he faces is a mandatory life sentence.

UPDATE: The second suspect sought in connection with a Bastrop murder surrendered to police Thursday morning.

Jaquarious Bennet is in custody along with Elizajjahawan Johnson.

Johnson was arrested Tuesday morning.

The incident happened on Monday, just before 4 p.m.

UPDATE Wednesday 5 p.m.: Bastrop Police say the victim in a shooting on Monday has died.

Charges for Elizajahawan Johnson have been upgraded to second degree murder homicide.

Police are still looking for Jaquarious Bennett.
UPDATE TUESDAY 4:45 p.m. — Bastrop Police Chief Downey Black says officers have arrested a suspect in connection to the Monday shooting. He says Elizajahawan Johnson was arrested Tuesday morning for attempted second degree murder and conspiracy.

Now officers are searching for Johnson’s accomplice. They believe he is 19-year-old Jaquarious Bennett. Chief Black says they have a warrant for his arrest. Anyone with information to call Bastrop Police Department at 318-281-1322.

UPDATE 6:05 p.m. — KTVE/KARD’s Nina Criscuolo is on the scene of a shooting in Bastrop that happened around 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Bastrop Police and neighbors are reporting the shooting occurred in a small field near the Intersection of Pine Ave. & S. Marable St. in Bastrop.

Police say one person is in the hospital in an unknown condition. No arrests have been made yet.

A witness at the scene who says they’re related to the victim told KTVE/KARD the victim was driving a white Cadillac southbound on Marable St. when they were shot.

We will bring you more details as we receive them.

Killed – Jonathan Neal (Chicago, IL)


Jonathan Neal was shot dead on a Chatham neighborhood sidewalk Monday afternoon on the South Side.

Police responding to a report of shots fired found Neal, 23, dead on a sidewalk in the 8300 block of South Ellis Avenue about 3:15 p.m. Monday, authorities said.

Neal was taken to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, where he was declared dead about an hour later, according to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office. His home address was not immediately available.

A Tuesday autopsy determined Neal died of a gunshot wound to the torso and the death was ruled a homicide, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Killed – Tracy Clyde (Leesburg, GA)

Tracy Clyde1

A Leesburg Police officer remains on administrative leave more than two months after he shot and killed a suspect.

GBI agents tell us they’re still testing evidence in the shooting of 42 year old Tracye Clyde. Officer Monterey Moody shot him on October 22nd.

Police were looking for Clyde in connection with a violent armed robbery. Investigators say when Moody found him at a vacant house, Clyde fought with the officer who shot him.

GBI agents aren’t sure when their final report will be ready to turn over to the District Attorney.

Leesburg’s Police Chief Charlie Moore calls for calm Tuesday morning, after a Lee County deputy’s cruiser was struck by a bullet on the driver’s side last night. Police believe that incident could be related to the police shooting of a suspect.

The incident happened just before 11:00, near the Pine Street location where a Leesburg Police Captain shot and killed 42 year old Tracey Clyde Monday afternoon.

Captain Monterey Moody, a 17-year police veteran, was searching a house with a Lee Co. deputy for Clyde, when Clyde was said to have attacked the officer. The two men fought, and Moody attempted to use his stun gun on Clyde to subdue him. That was unsuccessful, and Moody shot Clyde, killing him.

Moody is on administrative leave, and was treated for bite marks on his arm, and lacerations to his head.

Authorities were looking for Clyde on charges of burglary and aggravated assault. They were acting on a tip that he was in the Pine St. neighborhood about 3:00 Monday afternoon.

Killed – Boy – John Allen Read (Vidor, TX)

John Allen Read

On Monday, October 21, 2013, approximately 2:45 PM, the Orange County Sheriff’s Office received a call concerning an unresponsive child in the 1200 block of Scott Drive in Vidor.

Upon arrival, Deputies met with the caller and located a child at the residence who appeared to have sustained a fatal gunshot wound to the head. According to information obtained on scene, a five year old boy was left with a babysitter at the child’s home in the 1200 block of Roberts Rd., just one street over from Scott Drive. The babysitter heard a noise in another room of the residence and discovered the child with the injury. There was no phone access available at the residence. The babysitter carried the child to the child’s grandparent’s address on Scott Dr. where emergency personnel were contacted at that time. The preliminary investigation appears to be that the shooting was accidental.

Justice of the Peace Precinct #4, Judge Price, was summoned to the scene. An autopsy was ordered and the child was transported to the Jefferson County Morgue.

No arrests have been made and this investigation is ongoing.

****UPDATE**** 10/21/2013-The name of the child was withheld previously pending all family notifications. Notifications have since been made. The five year old boy’s name is John Read.

There is no other information to release at this time.

****UPDATE*** 10/22/2013:

The ongoing investigation into the accidental shooting death of five year old John Allen Read has led the Orange County Sheriff’s Office Investigators to file a case with the Orange County District Attorney’s Office, charging the baby sitter, Melissa Ann Ringhardt, white female, date of birth 9-12-1994, of Vidor, with Abandoning or Endangering a Child-State Jail Felony PC 22.041.

Melissa Ringhardt had been living with the Read family in their home for the past few months. On Monday, October 21, 2013, Ringhardt was left in the home with five year old John Read and another 6 month old child belonging to Kayla and Joe Read. Ringhardt stated to Investigators that she was carrying a handgun on her person in the home that day because she was scared being at home alone. The handgun was a semi-automatic .40 caliber pistol. Ringhardt left the handgun on a coffee table in the living room and went to the bedroom to take a nap. When she was awakened from her nap, she noticed she didn’t see John around the house. She began looking until she found him deceased in the living room with the fatal gunshot wound. The six month old child was not harmed. Ringhardt carried both children to the grandparent’s house to get help.

Investigators were able to obtain an Arrest Warrant for Ringhardt. On Tuesday, October 22, 2013, around 3:00 p.m., Ringhardt was located at an address in the 1600 block of Willowbend in the Vidor area. She was arrested without incident and transported to the Orange County Jail Facility. She was booked for Abandoning or Endangering a Child-State Jail Felony PC 22.041. Bond has not yet been set.

The baby sitter of a 5-year-old boy who died Monday from a self-inflicted gunshot wound allegedly told authorities she’d been high on marijuana that day.

According to the probable cause affidavit filed in her arrest, Melissa Ringhardt had been “intoxicated throughout the day due to the consumption of marijuana” the day she allegedly left a .40-caliber handgun on a coffee table when she went take a nap in another room.

The affidavit states Ringhardt said she was carrying the gun “as a form of protection” the day she was watching 5-year-old John Read and another 6-month old child at a home in the 1200 block of Roberts Road in Vidor.

Murder/Suicide – Killed – Eula Diamond (Baton Rouge, LA)


The East Baton Rouge Sheriff’s Office responded to a murder/suicide at approximately 2:20pm at 7812 Willow Grove Blvd.

According to a press release, Karen Diamond, 47, shot herself and her 84-year-old mother, Eula Diamond.

Karen Diamond also reportedly shot her dog in the incident.

Karen was a gastroenterologist at an outpatient clinic in Baton Rouge who was once affiliated with General Health Systems.

EBRSO received a call earlier today from a friend of the Eula Diamond requesting a welfare check on the woman.

When deputies arrived on scene the two bodies were discovered.

BATON ROUGE- Deputies discovered a two women shot dead along with a dog in a murder-suicide Monday afternoon.

Eula Diamond, 84, was found dead with her daughter, Dr. Karen Diamond, 47, inside a house in an upscale, south Baton Rouge neighborhood about 2:00 p.m. Deputies found the bodies when they were asked to do a welfare check by a friend of one of the two women.

Investigators said Dr. Diamond shot and killed her mother and the dog before turning the gun on herself. The shooting happened sometime between Saturday evening and Monday afternoon.

Dr. Diamond’s close friends say she had a huge heart, but was overwhelmed by a deep and dark depression. She last reached out to some of her friends in a Saturday evening email.

“She posted this in email form to five of us whom I assume she deemed were her close friends,” said Dr. Alan Bowers a man who says he knew Diamond for 26 years, the two attended medical school together.

“At the very close of it she just typed, ‘I’m sorry’ And that was it.”

Dr. Diamond had stopped practicing in Baton Rouge July 2013.